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Well guys, I'm curious.

How many of you have nearly lost a finger/knuckle/other appendages whilst working on your rig?

Only reason I ask is because one of my Ultra KAZE 120's decided to bite me this past weekend running around 3000 RPM. It was a completely unprovoked attack, honest!

Needless to say, I've never had a "blood splatter" situation on my hands, but this one suprised me. Splatter on face, case, tv, and table. Pinky decided to venture into the oncoming side of the fan. Pinky is still numb to this day (me thinks it got a nerve). Girlfriend is wondering why she's dating a computer nerd. I'm wondering how I've managed to survive for 27 years on this planet.

(Please insert laughter at my poor pinkies expense)

So please, tell me I'm not the only one... let's hear your stories.

- James

PS- Bonus points if it involves somebody other then you, a small animal, or a baby.

BABY FTW!!
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I've drawn blood three times on the same Sanyo Denki Ace 120 in a period of two weeks. Ouch.
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A while ago I mounted the side 120mm fan of my Antec 900 on the outside and I didn't put a fan guard on it. I thought about putting one on and then I thought ,"Hey! I'm not some big idiot that's gonna stick his fingers into a fan!" Later that day I cut the tip of my pointer finger open.
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I accidently JUST hit my knuckle on my 120 mm Tri cool fan... needless to say, im still bleeding.

EDIT: once my dog put her nose in my 80 mm fan on the side panel, no fan guard, she was a bit shaken up.
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post #5 of 81
I stuck my finger in a 92mm fan over 1 year ago. After that no more fan injuries.

I actually was disappointed because my finger broke the fan blades, not because I got hurt.
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Originally Posted by xxhaloownerxx View Post
I accidently JUST hit my knuckle on my 120 mm Tri cool fan... needless to say, im still bleeding,
Did I just give you a dose of Bad Karma with this thread??

Christ, I hope not!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post
Did I just give you a dose of Bad Karma with this thread??

Christ, I hope not!
Ha ha, I hope not!

I did it about 10 mins ago, CURSE YOU HARD TO REACH FAN CONTROLLER! :swearing:
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post #8 of 81
psssshhh... all I'm hearing is "waaah... I cut myself on a 120mm fan"

120 mms spin @ like what? 2500rpm MAX?
Athlon XP stock cooler 60mms: small, sharp as heck, and 5000ish RPM
My finger looked like it got ambushed by flipping mini-ninjas that eat babies and s**t blade lightning!

BTW! CFM doesn't kill... RPM does
post #9 of 81
My first 120mm fan... i just had to connect to my 12v power supply... so i decided to hold the fan and look at it spin...

so u can see where its going...

of course it spun up and at >100cfm ... my finger slipped and went straight down into it..

it cut the tip of my finger like a knife and lots of blood.. then it hit my finger so hard i thought it broke it...

and of course the Antec fan still works today..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killa_concept View Post
psssshhh... all I'm hearing is "waaah... I cut myself on a 120mm fan"

120 mms spin @ like what? 2500rpm MAX?
Athlon XP stock cooler 60mms: small, sharp as heck, and 5000ish RPM
My finger looked like it got ambushed by flipping mini-ninjas that eat babies and s**t blade lightning!

BTW! CFM doesn't kill... RPM does
Beg to differ.

120 MM fans need more muscle to spin, compared to a 60 mm fan.

So you would need 2 times the force to spin it. so 2500 * 2 = 5000.

Either way it would hurt though.
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